How to Make Purim Baskets
By Elicia Brown
Purim, the festive holiday celebrating Jewish triumph over oppression in ancient Persia, makes few demands on Jewish celebrants. Among the few commandments? Send Purim baskets, the packages of food known in Hebrew as shalach manot. The practice derives from The Book of Esther, which tells the story of Purim and describes how the holiday should be celebrated.
Here's quick and easy guide to making your own Purim baskets.
Elicia Brown is a freelance writer in New York. She also has a monthly column in The New York Jewish Week.